Seeking LODLAM Workshop Leaders 2015-16

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We’re seeking volunteers to run workshops at a number of key conferences throughout 2015-16 designed to teach the basics of Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums. In doing so, we hope to strengthen a growing community of practitioners willing and able to build upon shared cultural heritage and scientific data. The expectation is that we can assemble and share the workshop plans and content to enable more and more people to host and teach them over time.

In particular, we’re looking for people to teach tools in 1.5 hr sessions with real data that address the following 4 categories:

  • Big picture view: Introduce the basic concepts of LODLAM integrating examples of what people are already doing with it.
  • Cleaning: Use Open Refine to clean and reconcile datasets to make them more usable for the public.
  • Publishing: Demonstrate ways that people can publish datasets in the library/archive/museum space – from publishing CSV’s and posting datasets in Github to rdf’izing in Open Refine or using triplestores.
  • Reusing and Building: Teach SPARQL as well as open source tools used to visualize single or multiple collections.

Let us know if you can help by filling out a workshop leader volunteer interest form: http://tinyurl.com/lodlamworkshops

Please contact Jon Voss (jon.voss@shiftdesign.org.uk), Ethan Gruber (ewg4xuva@gmail.com), or Anne Gaynor (amgaynor1@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

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